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individual

noun [C] uk   /ˌɪn.dɪˈvɪd.ju.əl/ us  

individual noun [C] (SINGLE)

B2 a single person or thing, especially when compared to the group or set to which they belong: Every individual has rights which must never be taken away. Like many creative individuals, she can be very bad-tempered. We try to treat our students as individuals.Particular and individual

individual noun [C] (DIFFERENT)

C2 a person who thinks or behaves in their own original way: If nothing else, the school will turn her into an individual.Exceptional qualities, things and people

individual

adjective uk   /ˌɪn.dɪˈvɪd.ju.əl/ us  

individual adjective (SINGLE)

B1 [before noun] existing and considered separately from the other things or people in a group: Each individual table is finished by hand.Particular and individual B1 [before noun] given to or relating to a single, separate person or thing: We deal with each case on an individual basis.Single, double and multiple

individual adjective (DIFFERENT)

belonging or relating to, or suitable for, people or things that are different or particular in some way: children with individual needs Marion has a very individual writing style.Particular and individual
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